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  1. 1. Progress Energy Announces Third Quarter Results Highlights: ♦ Reports quarterly ongoing earnings of $1.01 per share, GAAP earnings of $1.25 per share ♦ Strong core business earnings offset by non-recurring reduction in synthetic fuel production from reduced 2004 regular tax liability ♦ Reports year-to-date ongoing earnings of $2.44 per share, GAAP earnings of $2.33 per share ♦ Reaffirms revised 2004 ongoing earnings guidance of $2.95 to $3.10 per share ♦ Announces development in IRS audit of Earthco synthetic fuel facilities RALEIGH, N.C. (November 4, 2004) – Progress Energy [NYSE: PGN] today reported ongoing earnings of $244 million, or $1.01 per share, for the third quarter of 2004 compared with ongoing earnings of $305 million, or $1.28 per share, for the third quarter of 2003. Reported consolidated net income under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $303 million, or $1.25 per share, for the quarter compared with reported consolidated net income of $318 million, or $1.33 per share, for the third quarter of 2003. See the table below for a reconciliation of ongoing earnings per share to GAAP earnings per share. “Our core businesses – Progress Energy Carolinas, Progress Energy Florida, and Progress Ventures excluding synthetic fuels – were solid performers during the quarter.” said Bob McGehee, chairman, president and CEO. quot;We have seen some good momentum in these businesses, which have enjoyed revenue growth that we have converted into net income growth.” “Our service territories – particularly Florida – were severely impacted by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne,” said McGehee. “I am extremely proud of the way our employees met the challenges presented by those unprecedented four hurricanes. We will work with Florida government officials to establish a method to recover storm-related costs in a way that moderates the impact on customers.” The primary negative ongoing earnings driver for the quarter was a decrease in synthetic fuel production and the reversal of tax credits as a result of hurricane costs that reduced the company’s projected 2004 regular tax liability. Positive ongoing earnings drivers during the quarter included
  2. 2. increased retail revenues at the utilities from customer growth and usage, favorable purchased power costs and the additional return on the investment in the Hines 2 plant at the utilities. In addition, the current quarter had reduced O&M expense from decreased benefit costs and the timing of maintenance projects and nuclear outage planning activities relative to the prior period. Ongoing earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, were $590 million, or $2.44 per share, compared with ongoing earnings of $661 million, or $2.80 per share, for the same period in 2003. Reported GAAP consolidated net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, was $565 million, or $2.33 per share, compared with consolidated net income of $694 million, or $2.94 per share, for the same period in 2003. “We are reaffirming our previously revised 2004 ongoing earnings guidance of $2.95 to $3.10 per share, and we remain committed to improving our financial flexibility,” said McGehee. The following table provides a reconciliation of ongoing earnings per share to reported GAAP earnings per share. A detailed discussion of these items is provided later in this release under the caption “Ongoing Earnings Adjustments.” Progress Energy, Inc. Reconciliation of Ongoing Earnings per Share to Reported GAAP Earnings per Share September 30, 2004 As Restated As Restated Q3 2004 Q3 2003* YTD 2004 YTD 2003* Ongoing earnings per share $ 1.01 $ 1.28 $ 2.44 $ 2.80 Intraperiod tax allocation 0.16 0.15 (0.02) 0.18 CVO mark-to-market 0.08 (0.02) 0.03 (0.02) NCNG discontinued operations -- (0.08) -- (0.02) SRS litigation settlement -- -- (0.12) -- Reported GAAP earnings per share $ 1.25 $ 1.33 $ 2.33 $ 2.94 Shares outstanding (millions) 243 239 242 236 * Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2003, Progress Energy ceased recording portions of Progress Fuels’ segment operations, primarily synthetic fuel facilities, one month in arrears. Progress Energy has restated previously reported consolidated quarterly earnings to reflect the new reporting periods. The change in Progress Energy’s third quarter 2003 net income was a decrease of $1 million and the change in the nine months ended September 30, 2003 net income was an increase of $14 million. The reported third quarter 2003 and nine months ended September 30, 2003 earnings for Progress Ventures and Progress Fuels included in this release reflect this restatement. See additional information on this restatement in the Supplemental Data schedules of this release. 2
  3. 3. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS Progress Energy Receives IRS Field Auditors’ Report on Earthco Synthetic Fuel Facilities On October 29, 2004, Progress Energy received the IRS field auditors’ report on the placed in service issue for the company’s four Earthco facilities. The field auditors concluded that the Earthco facilities were not placed in service by the required date of June 30, 1998, and therefore the auditors recommended that the tax credits produced by those facilities be disallowed. The company continues to believe that the Earthco facilities were placed in service before July 1, 1998, and therefore meet the standard for receiving the credits. The actual operation of the facilities, the actual production of synthetic fuel, the engineer reports and affidavits and the videotapes of the pre-July 1, 1998, operations all attest to that fact. Also, the company does not believe that the field auditors are applying the appropriate legal standard for determining whether the facilities were placed in service as of the required date. The company plans to contest the field auditors’ findings and their proposed disallowance of the Earthco tax credits. Progress Energy Storm Cost Filings Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne struck various parts of the company’s service territories in Florida and the Carolinas over a two-month period. These storms inflicted significant damage on the company’s utility infrastructure. Restoration of the company’s systems from hurricane-related damage is estimated at $379 million. Progress Energy Carolinas has estimated restoration costs of $13 million, of which $12 million has been charged to O&M expense and $1 million was charged to capital expenditures. Progress Energy Carolinas is planning to seek deferral of 2004 storm costs from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). Progress Energy Florida has estimated total costs of $366 million, of which $55 million has been charged to capital expenditures, and $311 million has been charged to the storm damage reserve pursuant to a regulatory order. Progress Energy Florida’s storm damage reserve balance at September 30, 2004, was $45 million. The application of $311 million of hurricane restoration costs to the reserve resulted in a negative balance in the storm reserve of $266 million. On November 2, 2004, Progress Energy Florida filed a petition with FPSC to expedite the recovery of $252 million of storm reserve costs from retail ratepayers over a two-year period. The remaining storm reserve costs of $14 million are attributable to wholesale customers. The company believes that such costs are recoverable. The complete press release regarding this filing is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.progress- energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=10722. Progress Energy Submits License Renewal Application for Brunswick Nuclear Plant On October 22, 2004, Progress Energy announced that it had submitted a license renewal application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting 20 additional years of operation for the two-unit Brunswick Nuclear Plant. The new operating licenses would allow Unit 2 to operate until December 27, 2034 and Unit 1 until September 8, 2036. The NRC's license renewal safety review is a detailed process that typically takes approximately two years to complete. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.progress- energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=10642. 3
  4. 4. Progress Energy Responds to Moody’s Ratings Action On October 20, 2004, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) credit rating agency announced that it affirmed its ratings on Progress Energy and changed the rating outlook to negative from stable. Moody’s also placed the ratings of Progress Energy Florida under review for possible downgrade and affirmed the ratings of Progress Energy Carolinas. Moody’s stated that it took this action primarily due to uncertainty regarding the timing of recovery of the hurricane costs in Florida and its impact on continuing balance sheet improvement. The company believes that several of Moody’s short-term concerns will be addressed within the next six to nine months. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.corporate- ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=PGN&script=410&layout=0&item_id=634045. Progress Energy Responds to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Action On October 19, 2004, Standard and Poor's (S&P) credit rating agency announced that it revised its ratings outlook on Progress Energy, Progress Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Florida to negative from stable. S&P stated that it took this action primarily due to uncertainty regarding the timing of recovery of the hurricane costs in Florida and its impact on continuing balance sheet improvement. The company continues to be committed to improving its credit metrics in support of a stable investment-grade credit rating and has ample liquidity to meet all of its anticipated needs. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.progress-energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=10602. Progress Energy Announces Cost-Management Initiative On October 12, 2004, Progress Energy announced to its employees a cost-management initiative to analyze the size and structure of the entire organization and reduce projected operating expenses over the next three years. This initiative is focused on reducing the rate of cost increases throughout the company. These cost initiatives will likely require some workforce reductions. Among the options being considered is a voluntary early-retirement program. By 2007, the company is estimating total reduction in annual recurring costs of at least $75 million from this cost management initiative. Progress Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend On September 17, 2004, Progress Energy’s board of directors declared a dividend on the Progress Energy common stock. The quarterly dividend was declared at $0.575 per share, payable on November 1, 2004, to shareholders of record as of October 11, 2004. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.progress- energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=10102. Progress Energy Named to List of Top Utilities for Economic Development On August 30, 2004, Progress Energy announced that Site Selection magazine has named Progress Energy on its list of “Top Utilities for Economic Development” for the third straight year. Site 4
  5. 5. Selection highlighted Progress Energy as one of the nation’s top 11 utilities based on jobs created and new capital investments in its service area in 2003. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.progress- energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=9742. Progress Energy Announces New $1.13 Billion Five-Year Revolving Credit Agreement On August 6, 2004, Progress Energy announced that it had entered into a new five-year, $1.13 billion revolving credit agreement. The new credit facility, which expires August 9, 2009, provides support for the company’s commercial paper program. The new facility replaced Progress Energy’s $250 million, 364-day revolving credit agreement and $450 million, three-year revolving credit agreement, both of which were set to expire in November 2004. The complete press release regarding this announcement is available on the company’s Web site at: http://www.corporate- ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=PGN&script=410&layout=0&item_id=601541. LINE-OF-BUSINESS FINANCIAL INFORMATION Progress Energy Carolinas Progress Energy Carolinas electric energy operations contributed GAAP net income of $175 million for the quarter compared with $160 million for the same period last year. This quarter’s earnings were positively affected by increased revenues from customer growth and usage, increased other margin from a reduction in purchased power costs and reduced O&M charges related to lower pension and other postretirement benefits (OPEB) expense relative to the prior period. These factors were partially offset by lower wholesale sales. Progress Energy Carolinas incurred approximately $12 million of O&M costs for hurricane restoration during the quarter compared with $14 million of storm restoration costs in the prior quarter for Hurricane Isabel. Progress Energy Carolinas is planning to seek deferral of 2004 storm costs from the NCUC. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, Progress Energy Carolinas electric energy operations contributed GAAP net income of $388 million compared with $383 million for the same period last year. See the attached Supplemental Data schedules for additional information on Progress Energy Carolinas electric revenues, energy sales, energy supply and weather impacts. Progress Energy Florida Progress Energy Florida electric energy operations contributed GAAP net income of $140 million for the quarter compared with $115 million for the same period last year. This quarter’s earnings were positively affected by increased revenues from customer growth and usage, favorable weather, the additional return on the investment in the Hines 2 plant that was placed into service in December 2003, 5
  6. 6. increased wholesale sales and lower O&M charges. O&M charges decreased in the current quarter partially due to a decrease in pension and OPEB expense and the timing of maintenance projects that were delayed in the current quarter due to storm restoration efforts. These projects are expected to be resumed during the fourth quarter. O&M charges were also favorably impacted by the absence of nuclear outage planning activities that occurred in the prior period. These factors were partially offset by decreased revenues from the hurricanes and increased interest costs. Interest costs in 2003 were favorably impacted by the reversal of interest expense accrued for resolved tax matters. Progress Energy Florida incurred estimated total hurricane restoration costs of $366 million during the quarter, of which $55 million has been charged to capital expenditures, and $311 million has been charged to the storm damage reserve pursuant to a regulatory order. Progress Energy Florida’s storm damage reserve balance at September 30, 2004, was $45 million. The application of $311 million of hurricane restoration costs to the reserve resulted in a negative balance in the storm reserve of $266 million. On November 2, 2004, Progress Energy Florida filed a petition with FPSC to expedite the recovery of $252 million of storm reserve costs from retail ratepayers over a two-year period. The remaining storm reserve costs of $14 million are attributable to wholesale customers. The company believes that such costs are recoverable. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, Progress Energy Florida electric energy operations contributed GAAP net income of $273 million compared with $247 million for the same period last year. See the attached Supplemental Data schedules for additional information on Progress Energy Florida electric revenues, energy sales, energy supply and weather impacts. Progress Ventures The Progress Ventures operations consist of Progress Fuels, which includes natural gas production, coal mining, coal terminal services, synthetic fuels production and fuels transportation and delivery, and Competitive Commercial Operations, which includes nonregulated generation and energy marketing activities. The Progress Ventures business unit had a GAAP net loss of $21 million for the quarter compared with GAAP net income of $92 million for the same period last year. Progress Fuels generated a GAAP net loss of $36 million for the quarter compared with GAAP net income of $79 million for the same period last year. The decrease resulted primarily from lower synthetic fuel production during the quarter, which was partially offset by increased gas prices and volumes and increased coal margins. Within Progress Fuels, synthetic fuels operations generated a GAAP net loss of $57 million for the quarter compared with GAAP net income of $60 million for the same period last year. The decrease in earnings resulted primarily from the reversal of $79 million of tax credits due to the reduction in the company’s projected 2004 tax liability from hurricane costs and lower synthetic fuel sales. In addition, earnings in the prior quarter included a $13 million favorable tax credit true-up from 2002. Total synthetic fuel sales were 2.1 million tons for the quarter compared with 3.0 million tons for the same period last year. Competitive Commercial Operations contributed GAAP net income of $15 million for the quarter compared with net income of $13 million for the same period last year. This quarter’s results were 6
  7. 7. positively impacted by an increase in margins from serving new and existing contracts. In addition, there was an increase in power sales in the spot market driven by favorable weather and by the addition of the Effingham plant placed into service in August 2003. These items were partially offset by higher fixed charges on the Effingham plant. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, the Progress Ventures business unit had GAAP net income of $80 million compared with $199 million for the same period last year. Progress Fuels generated GAAP net income of $69 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared with $176 million for the same period last year. Within Progress Fuels, synthetic fuels operations generated GAAP net income of $15 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared with $143 million for the same period last year. Competitive Commercial Operations contributed GAAP net income of $11 million compared with $23 million for the same period last year. The impact of storm costs from Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne substantially reduced the company’s projected 2004 tax liability. The reduction in income tax liability led to a decrease in synthetic fuel production because of the company’s diminished ability to recognize corresponding Section 29 tax credits. Total synthetic fuel sales were 7.7 million tons for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared with 8.5 million tons for the same period last year. The company’s ability to recognize tax credits in 2004 is now based on approximately 5 million tons of sales. Other Businesses Other businesses include Progress Rail, Progress Telecom and other small subsidiaries. Other businesses had GAAP net income of $8 million for the quarter compared with a GAAP net loss of $3 million for the same period last year. This quarter’s results were positively impacted by strong sales in the recycling operations at Progress Rail. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, other businesses reported a GAAP net loss of $15 million compared with a GAAP net loss of $2 million for the same period in the prior year. Progress Rail Progress Rail had GAAP net income of $8 million for the quarter compared with $1 million for the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to higher volumes and prices in recycling operations and in part to increased production and sales in locomotive and railcar services and engineering and track services. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, Progress Rail reported GAAP net income of $17 million compared with a GAAP net loss of less than $1 million for the same period in the prior year. Progress Telecom Progress Telecom recorded a GAAP net loss of $0.4 million for the quarter compared with GAAP net loss of $0.2 million for the same period last year. 7
  8. 8. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, Progress Telecom reported a net loss of $3 million compared with net income of $1 million for the same period in the prior year. Corporate Corporate results, which primarily include interest expense on holding company debt, posted ongoing operating losses of $58 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2004 and 2003. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, corporate results had an operating loss of $165 million compared with an operating loss of $164 million for the same period in the prior year. ONGOING EARNINGS ADJUSTMENTS Progress Energy’s management uses ongoing earnings per share to evaluate the operations of the company and to establish goals for management and employees. Management believes this presentation is appropriate and enables investors to compare more accurately the company’s ongoing financial performance over the periods presented. Ongoing earnings as presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciling adjustments from GAAP earnings to ongoing earnings as they relate to the current quarter and information included in the Supplemental Data schedules are as follows: Intraperiod Tax Allocation Generally accepted accounting principles require companies to apply an effective tax rate to interim periods that is consistent with a company’s estimated annual tax rate. The tax credits generated from synthetic fuel operations reduce Progress Energy’s overall effective tax rate. The company’s synthetic fuel sales are not subject to seasonal fluctuations to the same extent as the electric utility earnings. The company projects the effective tax rate for the year and then, based upon projected operating income for each quarter, raises or lowers the tax expense recorded in that quarter to reflect the projected tax rate. On the other hand, operating losses incurred to produce the tax credits are included in the current quarter. The resulting tax adjustment increased earnings per share by $0.16 for the quarter, and by $0.15 for the same period last year, but has no impact on the company’s annual earnings. Since this adjustment varies by quarter but has no impact on Progress Energy’s annual earnings, management believes this adjustment is not representative of the company’s ongoing quarterly earnings. Contingent Value Obligation (CVO) Mark-to-Market In connection with the acquisition of Florida Progress Corporation, Progress Energy issued 98.6 million CVOs. Each CVO represents the right to receive contingent payments based on after-tax cash flows above certain levels of four synthetic fuel facilities purchased by subsidiaries of Florida Progress Corporation in October 1999. The CVOs are debt instruments and, under GAAP, are valued at market value. Unrealized gains and losses from changes in market value are recognized in earnings each quarter. The CVO mark-to-market increased earnings per share by $0.08 for the quarter and decreased earnings per share by $0.02 for the same period last year. Since changes in the market value of the 8
  9. 9. CVOs do not affect the company’s underlying obligation, management does not consider the adjustment a component of ongoing earnings. NCNG Discontinued Operations The sale of NCNG to Piedmont Natural Gas closed on September 30, 2003, and the net proceeds were used to pay down debt. The operations of NCNG are reported as discontinued operations in the accompanying financial statements due to its sale, and therefore management does not believe this activity is representative of the ongoing operations of the company. NCNG had discontinued earnings of $19 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2003. SRS Litigation Settlement In June 2004, SRS, a subsidiary of the company, reached a settlement agreement in a civil suit with the San Francisco Unified School District. As a result, the company recorded a charge of approximately $29 million after-tax in the second quarter 2004. Management does not believe this settlement charge is indicative of ongoing operations of the company. Cumulative Effect of Accounting Changes Progress Energy recorded the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles due to the adoption of new FASB accounting guidance. The impact to Progress Energy was due primarily to the new FASB guidance related to the accounting for certain contracts. This guidance discusses whether the pricing in a contract that contains broad market indices qualifies for certain exceptions that would not require the contract to be recorded at its fair value. Progress Energy Carolinas has a purchase power contract with Broad River LLC that did not meet the criteria for an exception, and a fair value adjustment was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2003. Due to the nonrecurring nature of these types of adjustments, management believes it is not representative of the 2003 operations of Progress Energy. Impairments and One-Time Charges During the fourth quarter of 2003, the company recorded after-tax impairments of its Affordable Housing portfolio and certain assets at the Kentucky May Coal Company. Management does not believe these impairments and one-time charges are representative of the ongoing operations of the company. **** This earnings announcement, as well as a package of detailed financial information, is available on the company’s Web site at www.progress-energy.com. Progress Energy’s conference call with the investment community will be held November 4, 2004, at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT) and will be hosted by Geoff Chatas, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Investors, media and the public are invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 913-981-4911, confirmation code 867784. Should technical difficulties be encountered, please contact Tammy Blankenship at 919-546-2233. A playback of the call will be available from 1 p.m. ET 9
  10. 10. November 4 through midnight November 18, 2004. To listen to the recorded call, dial 719-457-0820 and enter confirmation code 867784. A webcast of the live conference call will be available at www.progress-energy.com. The webcast will be available in Windows Media format. The webcast will be archived on the site for those unable to listen in real time. Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified energy company with more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. The company’s holdings include two electric utilities serving approximately 2.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Progress Energy also includes nonregulated operations covering generation, energy marketing, natural gas production, fuel extraction, rail services and broadband capacity. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company’s Web site at www.progress-energy.com. This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve estimates, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made. Examples of factors that you should consider with respect to any forward-looking statements made in this document include, but are not limited to, the following: the impact of fluid and complex government laws and regulations, including those relating to the environment; deregulation or restructuring in the electric industry that may result in increased competition and unrecovered (stranded) costs; the uncertainty regarding the timing, creation and structure of regional transmission organizations; weather conditions that directly influence the demand for electricity; our ability to recover through the regulatory process, the costs associated with the four hurricanes that impacted our service territory in 2004 or other significant weather events, and the timing of such recovery; recurring seasonal fluctuations in demand for electricity; fluctuations in the price of energy commodities and purchased power; economic fluctuations and the corresponding impact on our commercial and industrial customers; the ability of our subsidiaries to pay upstream dividends or distributions to us; the impact on our facilities and our businesses from a terrorist attack; the inherent risks associated with the operation of nuclear facilities, including environmental, health, regulatory and financial risks; the ability to successfully access capital markets on favorable terms; the impact that increases in our leverage may have on us; our ability to maintain our current credit ratings; the impact of derivative contracts used in the normal course of our business; investment performance of pension and benefit plans and the ability to control costs; the availability and use of Internal Revenue Code Section 29 (Section 29) tax credits by synthetic fuel producers, and our continued ability to use Section 29 tax credits related to our coal and synthetic fuels businesses; the impact to our financial condition and performance in the event that we are required to refund previously taken Section 29 tax credits; our ability to manage the risks involved with the operation of our nonregulated plants, including dependence on third parties and related counter-party risks, and a lack of operating history; our ability to manage the risks associated with our energy marketing operations; the outcome of any ongoing or future litigation or similar disputes and the impact of any 10
  11. 11. such outcome or related settlements; and unanticipated changes in operating expenses and capital expenditures. Many of these risks similarly impact our subsidiaries. These and other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our SEC reports. All such factors are difficult to predict, contain uncertainties that may materially affect actual results, and may be beyond our ability to control or estimate precisely. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors or to assess the effect each such factor will have on us. ### Contacts: Investor Relations, Bob Drennan, 919-546-7474 Corporate Communications, Garrick Francis, 919-546-6189, or toll-free 877-641-NEWS (6397) 11
  12. 12. PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS September 30, 2004 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of INCOME Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 (in millions except per share data) 2003 2003 2004 2004 Operating Revenues Utility $ 1,914 $ 5,151 $ 2,043 $ 5,449 Diversified business 543 1,543 732 2,002 Total Operating Revenues 2,457 6,694 2,775 7,451 Operating Expenses Utility Fuel used in electric generation 489 1,294 556 1,517 Purchased power 254 667 269 671 Operation and maintenance 369 1,068 324 1,059 Depreciation and amortization 220 664 213 622 Taxes other than on income 107 304 114 328 Diversified business Cost of sales 455 1,346 620 1,797 Depreciation and amortization 45 114 52 143 Other 42 130 43 131 Total Operating Expenses 1,981 5,587 2,191 6,268 476 1,107 Operating Income 584 1,183 Other Income (Expense) Interest income 2 8 2 9 Other, net (2) (17) 36 11 Total Other Income (Expense) - (9) 38 20 Interest Charges Net interest charges 147 462 160 486 Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction (2) (7) (2) (5) Total Interest Charges, Net 145 455 158 481 Income from Continuing Operations before Income Tax and 331 643 Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle 464 722 (6) (55) Income Tax Expense (Benefit) 161 158 Income from Continuing Operations before Cumulative Effect of 337 698 Change in Accounting Principle 303 564 (19) (5) Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax - 1 318 693 Income before Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle 303 565 - - - 1 Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle, Net of Tax $ 318 $ 694 Net Income $ 303 $ 565 239 236 Average Common Shares Outstanding 243 242 Basic Earnings per Common Share Income from Continuing Operations before Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle $ 1.41 $ 2.96 $ 1.25 $ 2.33 Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax - (0.08) (0.02) 0.00 Net Income $ 1.33 $ 2.94 $ 1.25 $ 2.33 Diluted Earnings per Common Share Income from Continuing Operations before Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle $ 1.40 $ 2.95 $ 1.24 $ 2.32 Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax - (0.08) (0.02) 0.00 Net Income $ 1.32 $ 2.93 $ 1.24 $ 2.32 $ 0.560 $ 1.680 Dividends Declared per Common Share $ 0.575 $ 1.725 This financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report to shareholders. These statements have been prepared for the purpose of providing information concerning the Company and not in connection with any sale, offer for sale, or solicitation of an offer to by any securities.
  13. 13. PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in millions) September 30 December 31 2003 ASSETS 2004 Utility Plant Utility plant in service $ 21,675 $ 22,068 Accumulated depreciation (8,169) (8,417) Utility plant in service, net 13,506 13,651 Held for future use 13 13 Construction work in progress 634 680 Nuclear fuel, net of amortization 228 220 14,381 Total Utility Plant, Net 14,564 Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents 273 57 Accounts receivable 798 794 Unbilled accounts receivable 217 231 Inventory 795 935 Deferred fuel cost 317 382 Prepayments and other current assets 375 397 2,775 Total Current Assets 2,796 Deferred Debits and Other Assets Regulatory assets 612 894 Nuclear decommissioning trust funds 938 993 Diversified business property, net 2,158 2,186 Miscellaneous other property and investments 464 454 Goodwill 3,726 3,719 Prepaid pension costs 462 474 Intangibles, net 327 295 Other assets 253 245 8,940 Total Deferred Debits and Other Assets 9,260 $ 26,096 Total Assets $ 26,620 CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES Common Stock Equity Common stock without par value, 500 million shares authorized, 247 and 246 million shares issued and outstanding, respectively $ 5,270 $ 5,339 Unearned restricted shares (17) (15) Unearned ESOP shares (89) (76) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (50) (62) Retained earnings 2,330 2,475 7,444 Total Common Stock Equity 7,661 93 Preferred Stock of Subsidiaries-Not Subject to Mandatory Redemption 93 309 Long-Term Debt, Affiliate 309 9,625 Long-Term Debt, Net 9,245 17,471 Total Capitalization 17,308 Current Liabilities Current portion of long-term debt 868 348 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 643 940 Interest accrued 209 154 Dividends declared 140 141 Short-term obligations 4 668 Customer deposits 167 174 Other current liabilities 580 652 2,611 Total Current Liabilities 3,077 Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities Accumulated deferred income taxes 737 807 Accumulated deferred investment tax credits 190 179 Regulatory liabilities 2,885 2,977 Asset retirement obligations 1,271 1,323 Other liabilities 931 949 6,014 Total Deferred Credits and Other Liabilities 6,235 Commitments and Contingencies $ 26,096 Total Capitalization and Liabilities $ 26,620
  14. 14. PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS of CASH FLOWS Nine Months Ended September 30 (in millions) 2003 2004 Operating Activities Net income $ 694 $ 565 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: (Income) loss from discontinued operations 5 (1) Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle (1) - Depreciation and amortization 853 857 Deferred income taxes (208) 124 Investment tax credit (12) (11) Deferred fuel credit (144) (65) Cash provided (used) by changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (77) (32) Inventories 63 (32) Prepayments and other current assets 30 (54) Accounts payable (22) 53 Income taxes, net 140 (25) Other current liabilities (13) (3) Other 123 (59) 1,431 Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 1,317 Investing Activities Gross utility property additions (759) (704) Diversified business property additions (476) (181) Nuclear fuel additions (96) (63) Contributions to nuclear decommissioning trust (26) (26) Investments in non-utility activities (11) (12) Acquisition of intangibles (198) (1) Proceeds from sales of investments and assets 478 101 Net decrease in restricted cash 22 5 Other (4) (8) (1,070) Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (889) Financing Activities Issuance of common stock 284 58 Purchase of common stock (7) (7) Issuance of long-term debt 1,243 1 Net increase (decrease) in short-term indebtedness (696) 664 Net decrease in cash provided by checks drawn in excess of bank balances (53) (52) Retirement of long-term debt (699) (905) Dividends paid on common stock (403) (423) Other 9 20 (322) Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (644) 39 Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents (216) 61 Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period 273 $ 100 Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 57 Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information Cash paid during the year – interest (net of amount capitalized) $ 516 $ 519 income taxes (net of refunds) $ 97 $ 112
  15. 15. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-1 Earnings Variances Third Quarter 2004 vs. 2003 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Fuels CCO Businesses Consolidated 2003 GAAP earnings 0.67 0.48 0.33 0.05 (0.20) 1.33 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.15) A (0.15) CVO mark-to-market 0.02 B 0.02 NCNG discontinued operations 0.08 C 0.08 2003 ongoing earnings 0.67 0.48 0.33 0.05 (0.25) 1.28 Weather - retail (0.01) 0.02 0.01 Other retail - growth and usage 0.04 - D 0.04 Wholesale (0.04) 0.02 E (0.02) Retail revenue sharing - - - Other margin 0.06 0.04 F 0.10 O&M 0.03 0.09 G 0.12 Utility depreciation and amortization (0.01) (0.01) (0.02) Other (0.01) - (0.01) Interest charges - (0.05) - - 0.02 H, I (0.03) Net diversified business - - (0.47) 0.01 0.02 J, K (0.44) Share dilution (0.01) (0.01) (0.01) - 0.01 L (0.02) 2004 ongoing earnings 0.72 0.58 (0.15) 0.06 (0.20) 1.01 Intraperiod tax allocation 0.16 A 0.16 CVO mark-to-market 0.08 B 0.08 2004 GAAP earnings 0.72 0.58 (0.15) 0.06 0.04 1.25 Corporate and Other Businesses includes Progress Telecom, Progress Rail, other small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. A- Intraperiod income tax allocation impact, related to cyclical nature of energy demand/earnings and timing of synthetic fuel tax credits. B- Impact of change in market value of outstanding CVOs. C- Sale of NCNG to Piedmont Natural Gas which was finalized on September 30, 2003. D- Florida - Growth and usage for the quarter increased $0.03 per share and was offset by lost revenues from the storms of $0.03 per share. E- Carolinas - Wholesale margins decreased due to weaker power market conditions, increased fuel prices and lower contracted capacity. Florida - Wholesale increase driven by extension of several existing contracts and signing of new contracts. F - Carolinas - The increase is due to favorability of purchased power costs. Florida - Primarily return on investment on Hines 2, which was placed in service in December 2003, and favorable transmission and wheeling revenues. G - Carolinas - Lower O&M due primarily to favorable pension and OPEB costs based on the latest actuarial valuation. Florida - Lower O&M due to favorable pension and OPEB costs based on the latest actuarial valuation, nuclear outage planning activities in the prior year and the delay of several major projects due to storm restoration work. H - Florida - Interest costs in 2003 were favorably impacted by the reversal of interest expense accrued for resolved tax matters. I - Corporate and Other Businesses - Reduction in interest expense is due to repayment of $500M of debt at the Holding Company during the first quarter of 2004. J - Fuels - The decrease resulted primarily from lower synthetic fuel sales and the reversal of tax credits due to the reduction in the company's projected 2004 tax liability from hurricane costs. K - Corporate and Other Businesses - Increase primarily due to increased profitability from the Rail business due to favorable recycling margins. L- Due to the impact of issuances under Investor Plus and Employee Benefit programs. S-1
  16. 16. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-2 Earnings Variances Year-to-Date 2004 vs. 2003 Regulated Utilities Corporate and Other ($ per share) Carolinas Florida Fuels CCO Businesses Consolidated 2003 GAAP earnings 1.62 1.04 0.74 0.10 (0.56) 2.94 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.18) A (0.18) CVO mark-to-market 0.02 B 0.02 NCNG discontinued operations 0.02 C 0.02 2003 ongoing earnings 1.62 1.04 0.74 0.10 (0.70) 2.80 Weather - retail 0.09 (0.02) 0.07 Other retail - growth and usage 0.08 0.02 D 0.10 Wholesale (0.17) 0.03 E (0.14) Retail revenue sharing - 0.05 F 0.05 Other margin 0.05 0.10 G 0.15 O&M (0.02) 0.05 H 0.03 Service Company reallocation prior years (0.04) - 0.01 0.01 0.02 I 0.00 Utility depreciation and amortization 0.06 (0.04) J 0.02 Other (0.03) (0.02) K (0.05) Interest charges - (0.05) - (0.03) 0.01 L, M (0.07) Net diversified business - - (0.46) (0.03) 0.03 N,O,P (0.46) Share dilution (0.04) (0.03) (0.01) - 0.02 Q (0.06) 2004 ongoing earnings 1.60 1.13 0.28 0.05 (0.62) 2.44 Intraperiod tax allocation (0.02) A (0.02) CVO mark-to-market 0.03 B 0.03 SRS Litigation Settlement (0.12) R (0.12) 2004 GAAP earnings 1.60 1.13 0.28 0.05 (0.73) 2.33 Corporate and Other Businesses includes Progress Telecom, Progress Rail, other small subsidiaries, Holding Company interest expense, CVO mark-to-market, intraperiod tax allocations, purchase accounting transactions and corporate eliminations. A- Intraperiod income tax allocation impact, related to cyclical nature of energy demand/earnings and timing of synthetic fuel tax credits. B- Impact of change in market value of outstanding CVOs. C- Sale of NCNG to Piedmont Natural Gas which was finalized on September 30, 2003. D- Florida - Growth and usage for the year increased $0.05 per share and was partially offset by lost revenues from the storms of $0.03 per share. E- Carolinas - Wholesale decrease primarily driven by favorable 2003 weather that led to increased off-system sales. Additionally, 2004 margins were decreased by weaker power market conditions, increased fuel prices and lower contracted capacity. Florida - Wholesale increase driven by extension of several existing contracts and signing of new contracts. F - Florida - Lower revenue sharing due to additional refund for 2002 recorded in 2003. G - Carolinas - The increase is due to favorability of purchased power costs. Florida - Primarily return on investment on Hines 2 which was placed in service in December 2003, and favorable transmission and wheeling revenues. H - Carolinas - Higher O&M primarily due to increased business unit spending as a result of nuclear outages in Q2 2004, offset by favorable pension and OPEB costs based on the latest actuarial valuation. Florida - Lower O&M due to favorable pension and OPEB costs based on the latest actuarial valuation, nuclear outage planning activities in the prior year and the delay of several major projects due to storm restoration work. I- Reallocation of Service Company costs (retroactive component for 2001 and 2002) in accordance with SEC PUHCA Audit in Q1 2003. J- Carolinas - Reduced depreciation expense due primarily to lower rates based on depreciation study filed in Q1 2004. Florida - Increased depreciation expense due primarily to property additions. K- Carolinas - Increase in other cost is due primarily to an increase in property taxes and an increase in income taxes due to a reduction in Affordable Housing tax credits over the prior year. Florida - Increase is due primarily to an increase in property taxes due to increases in property balances and property tax rates. L- Florida - Interest costs in 2003 were favorably impacted by the reversal of interest expense accrued for resolved tax matters. M- CCO - Interest is no longer capitalized related to construction at nonregulated generation plants due to completion of the plants on which interest was capitalized. N- Fuels - The decrease resulted primarily from lower synthetic fuel sales and the reversal of tax credits due to the reduction in the company's projected 2004 tax liability from hurricane costs. O- CCO - Decrease due to: 1) mark-to-market losses on a contract, 2) increased depreciation and amortization charges and fixed costs as a result of additional plants being placed in service, and 3) receipt of a termination payment for a tolling contract received in Q1 2003. These items were partially offset by favorable margins on several contracts. P- Corporate and Other Businesses - Increase primarily due to increased profitability from the Rail business due to favorable recycling margins. Q- Due to the impact of issuances under Investor Plus and Employee Benefit programs. R- Impact of SRS settlement reached in civil proceedings. S-2
  17. 17. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-3 Unaudited Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Percentage Change September 30, 2004 September 30, 2003 From September 30, 2003 Total Progress Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Carolinas Florida Energy Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $387 $554 $941 $385 $502 $887 0.5 % 10.4 % Commercial 256 242 498 250 214 464 2.4 13.1 Industrial 188 64 252 179 57 236 5.0 12.3 Other retail 24 56 80 24 49 73 - 14.3 Provision for retail revenue sharing - 2004 - 5 5 - 4 4 Total Retail $855 $921 $1,776 $838 $826 $1,664 2.0 11.5 Unbilled (11) (5) (16) (24) (4) (28) Wholesale 146 79 225 174 52 226 (16.1) 51.9 Miscellaneous revenue 24 34 58 22 30 52 9.1 13.3 Total Electric $1,014 $1,029 $2,043 $1,010 $904 $1,914 0.4 % 13.8 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 4,405 5,981 10,386 4,424 5,739 10,163 (0.4) % 4.2 % Commercial 3,752 3,334 7,086 3,687 3,334 7,021 1.8 - Industrial 3,550 1,014 4,564 3,413 1,028 4,441 4.0 (1.4) Other retail 414 818 1,232 420 805 1,225 (1.4) 1.6 Total Retail 12,121 11,147 23,268 11,944 10,906 22,850 1.5 2.2 Unbilled (300) (146) (446) (464) (112) (576) Wholesale 3,244 1,394 4,638 3,950 1,006 4,956 (17.9) 38.6 Total Electric 15,065 12,395 27,460 15,430 11,800 27,230 (2.4) % 5.0 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 7,037 6,250 13,287 7,676 6,539 14,215 nuclear 6,395 1,606 8,001 6,294 1,626 7,920 hydro 198 - 198 221 - 221 combustion turbines/combined cycle 814 2,684 3,498 816 1,911 2,727 Purchased 1,198 2,604 3,802 1,318 2,529 3,847 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 15,642 13,144 28,786 16,325 12,605 28,930 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 8 - 18 - (55.6) % - % - Normal 17 - 17 - Cooling Degree Days - Actual 953 2,231 986 2,077 (3.3) % 7.4 % - Normal 1,054 2,299 1,082 2,299 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS ($0.04) ($0.01) ($0.05) ($0.04) ($0.03) ($0.07) Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended Percentage Change September 30, 2004 September 30, 2003 From September 30, 2003 Total Progress Total Progress Utility Statistics Carolinas Florida Energy Carolinas Florida Energy Carolinas Florida Operating Revenues (in millions) Retail Residential $1,041 $1,378 $2,419 $990 $1,300 $2,290 5.2 % 6.0 % Commercial 677 637 1,314 650 557 1,207 4.2 14.4 Industrial 496 192 688 482 160 642 2.9 20.0 Other retail 62 155 217 60 133 193 3.3 16.5 Provision for retail revenue sharing - 2004 - (1) (1) - - - Provision for retail revenue sharing - 2003 - (1) (1) - (6) (6) Provision for retail revenue sharing - 2002 - - - (18) (18) Total Retail $2,276 $2,360 $4,636 $2,182 $2,126 $4,308 4.3 11.0 Unbilled (9) 13 4 (32) 3 (29) Wholesale 441 199 640 538 173 711 (18.0) 15.0 Miscellaneous revenue 68 101 169 64 97 161 6.3 4.1 Total Electric $2,776 $2,673 $5,449 $2,752 $2,399 $5,151 0.9 % 11.4 % Energy Sales (millions of kWh) Retail Residential 12,671 14,777 27,448 12,063 14,996 27,059 5.0 % (1.5) % Commercial 9,982 8,766 18,748 9,616 8,727 18,343 3.8 0.4 Industrial 9,823 3,088 12,911 9,616 2,951 12,567 2.2 4.6 Other retail 1,096 2,241 3,337 1,081 2,204 3,285 1.4 1.7 Total Retail 33,572 28,872 62,444 32,376 28,878 61,254 3.7 (0.0) Unbilled (280) 509 229 (549) 441 (108) Wholesale 10,148 3,809 13,957 11,870 3,172 15,042 (14.5) 20.1 Total Electric 43,440 33,190 76,630 43,697 32,491 76,188 (0.6) % 2.2 % Energy Supply (millions of kWh) Generated - steam 22,164 16,938 39,102 22,094 17,307 39,401 nuclear 17,740 4,972 22,712 18,003 5,011 23,014 hydro 563 - 563 778 - 778 combustion turbines/combined cycle 1,713 6,218 7,931 1,273 4,907 6,180 Purchased 3,002 7,097 10,099 3,608 7,149 10,757 Total Energy Supply (Company Share) 45,182 35,225 80,407 45,756 34,374 80,130 Impact of Weather to Normal on Retail Sales Heating Degree Days - Actual 2,064 385 2,046 482 0.9 % (20.1) % - Normal 1,909 385 1,910 385 Cooling Degree Days - Actual 1,610 3,321 1,402 3,335 14.8 % (0.4) % - Normal 1,598 3,471 1,637 3,471 Impact of retail weather to normal on EPS $0.04 ($0.02) $0.02 ($0.05) $0.00 ($0.05) S-3
  18. 18. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-4 Unaudited September 30 Financial Statistics 2004 2003 Return on average common stock equity (12 months ended) 8.7 % 11.9 % Book value per common share $31.57 $30.40 Capitalization Common stock equity 41.8 % 40.5 % Preferred stock of subsidiary - redemption not required 0.5 0.5 Total debt 57.7 59.0 Total Capitalization 100.0 % 100.0 % ONGOING EARNINGS BY BUSINESS LINE The following table provides an update to Progress Energy’s 2004 projected ongoing earnings through the third quarter of 2004. On September 24, 2004, Progress Energy revised its 2004 ongoing earnings per share guidance to $2.95 to $3.10 per share from $3.50 to $3.65 per share. This revision was due to a decrease in synthetic fuel production as a result of hurricane costs that reduced the company’s projected 2004 regular tax liability. Nine months ended September 30, 2004 ($ in millions) Utilities 661 Progress Ventures Competitive Commercial Operations 11 Progress Fuels 54 Synthetic Fuels 15 Other Diversified 14 Corporate Costs (165) $590 Ongoing Earnings* Intraperiod tax allocation (6) CVO mark-to-market 7 NCNG discontinued operations 1 SRS litigation settlement (29) $565 Reported GAAP Earnings* *Totals may not foot due to rounding S-4
  19. 19. Progress Energy, Inc. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - Page S-5 Unaudited 2003 Quarterly Restatement of Subsidiary Reporting Period Change Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2003, the Company ceased recording portions of the Progress Fuels' segment operations, primarily synthetic fuel facilities, one month in arrears. As a result, earnings for the year ended December 31, 2003 included 13 months of these operations, resulting in a net income increase of $2 million for the year. The Company restated previously reported consolidated quarterly earnings to reflect the new reporting periods, resulting in four months of earnings in the restated first quarter 2003 net income. The resulting impact for each quarter is outlined in the tables below. 2003 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Published Quarterly Ongoing earnings $184 $157 $306 $197 $844 Adjustment for Subsidiary Reporting Period Change 11 4 (1) (14) - Restated Quarterly Ongoing earnings $195 $161 $305 $183 $844 2003 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Reported Quarterly GAAP net income $208 $153 $319 $102 $782 Adjustment for Subsidiary Reporting Period Change 11 4 (1) (14) - Restated Reported Quarterly GAAP Net Income $219 $157 $318 $88 $782 Reconciliation of Restated Quarterly Ongoing earnings to Restated Quarterly Reported GAAP net income: 2003 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Ongoing Earnings $195 $161 $305 $183 $844 CVO mark-to-market* 2 (2) (5) (4) (9) NCNG discontinued operations* 11 3 (18) (4) (8) Cumulative effect of accounting changes* 1 - - (22) (21) Impairments and one-time charges* - - - (24) (24) Intraperiod tax allocation* 10 (5) 36 (41) - Reported GAAP net income $219 $157 $318 $88 $782 * See explanation for ongoing earnings adjustments under the caption “Ongoing Earnings Adjustments” in the text of the press release. S-5

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